back to article Acer to be 'first' with Chrome OS netbook

Not satisfied with Android - added to its Aspire One D250 netbook last month - Acer is to roll out a mini-laptop based on Google's Chrome OS in less than a year's time. Not that Acer itself has said so - the claim comes from an unnamed industry insider cited by DigiTimes, though the site notes Acer chairman JT Wang has said his …

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So, I'm supposed to trust Google with EVERYTHING on my computer now?

Am I the only one who couldn't give a rats ass about Chrome? I just see Chrome as Googles attempt to perform an information landgrab of EVERYTHING you do with a computer, not just what you do online. Thats what makes me so cautious about Android too.

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Surprised...

...that MS would allow this, surely they have a clause in their terms and conditions to prevent an OEM selling a competing OS, and if MS do permit it expect the hardware to be under-powered and generally a bit crap.

Or maybe Acer will still have to pay for a Windows license on every non-MS unit sold (just like Dell have to do).

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MIcroprofessor I anyone?

Seems to me that Acer is stealing the news and is becoming relevant in geek-space: Servers, storage, Netbooks, Google.... Enough to raise brand awareness to cult.

Just to tell World + Dog how trendy I am: yesterday I retrieved one of the smallest pieces of my collection from the archives: a Microprofessor I !!!

Did you know that the Microprofessor I is still manufactured (I seem to remember that a British firm is responsible to drag this heavy heritage ).. If this still holds true, it makes the little Microprofessor the longest selling (and only left) microcomputer on this planet!!

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WTF?

Really?

Packard Bell STILL makes computers???

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Crapware

But if they use Chome how will Acer load up the crapware that they usually bundle with their machines? Or will the reduced (i.e. free) cost of Chrome offset the kickbacks that the crapware vendors send their way?

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